Jodi Waddoups, MSN-Ed

I am Jodi Waddoups, MSN-Ed, RN, COHN-S, the Director of RMCOEH’s Occupational Health Nursing Program. Commencing my nursing career with an ADN in 1994, I pursued further education at Western Governor’s University, obtaining both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Currently enrolled in a DNP – Executive Leadership program at Weber State University, I remain dedicated to advancing my nursing expertise.

I developed two foundational courses: NRSG 6010 Fundamentals of Occupational Nursing and NRSG 6020 Occupational Health Nursing Role Development. As the OSHA representative at Weber State University, I contribute as a full-time instructor in ADN and BSN programs.

Collaborating closely with RMCOEH Center Director Dr. Kurt Hegmann and Deputy Director Dr. Matthew Hughes, I engage with University of Utah faculty for the comprehensive training of Occupational Health Nursing (OHN) students.

My extensive leadership experience in nursing includes roles like Case Management Lead, Director of Patient Safety and Risk, and Division Specialty Educator. Actively involved in professional organizations like Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, AAOHN, ANA, and others, I am committed to making a positive impact in the field of occupational health.

My contributions to science and nursing leadership include establishing the RISE committee for employee well-being, and successfully leading efforts to reduce patient falls and staff injuries through innovative approaches and evidence-based practices. As the President of the Utah Nurses Foundation (UNF), I am dedicated to supporting Utah nurses and nursing students, exemplifying my passion for making a positive impact in the field of occupational health.


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